Implementing Ad Hoc to Terrestrial Network Gateways

  • Jonathan McGee
  • Manish Karir
  • John S. Baras
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2957)


In this paper we describe our experience of implementing a gateway between ad hoc and terrestrial routing protocols. Our implementation of the gateway includes support for both a unicast routing protocol as well as a multicast routing protocol. Though we limit our implementation to a particular set of protocols, we believe that the principles involved can easily be applied to other routing protocols. In particular, in this paper we detail our work on implementing a gateway between a network running MOSPF on a wired terrestrial network interface and MAODV on a wireless ad hoc network interface. Although we focus primarily on the single gateway scenario, we also discuss complications that arise from the use of multiple gateways and illustrate the potential failures that can arise in those scenarios.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan McGee
    • 1
  • Manish Karir
    • 1
  • John S. Baras
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks, Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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